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nuns Fail to Provide Medicine for
Prisoner Is Victim of Pneumonia and
Is Buried With Nine
Wlnchester, England.—Due to the
fact the Germans failed to provide
medicine or proper hospital facilities
at Camp Tuchel, West Prussia, John
H. Kohl of Woodhaven, N. Y., died
from pneumonia after the armistice
was signed, according to Joseph R.
Dennen of Trenton, N. J. Dennen was
of the Six Hundred and Forty-second
American Ambulance unit and like
wise a prisoner at Tuchel.
"Kohl of Company G, One Hundred
and Sixth infantry, was captured Sep
tember 27 after twice being wounded
, In the knee," said Dennen. "Kohl
later developed pneumonia through ex
posure. The Germans gave us only
two blankets and a small quantity of
ceke for our fire. I gave Kohl one
of my blankets and we put two pairs
of socks oa his feet and spread shirts
and such extra clothing as we had on
his bed to make up for the deficiency
In blankets. There were two Ameri
can doctors in the camp—Lieut. John
S. Abbott of St. Paul, Minn., and Lieut.
Joseph P. Burke of Pittsburgh, Pa.—
and they did all they could, but could
not obtain any medicine.
I* "Kohl died November 18. The Ger
mans stripped the body and placed It
in an ordinary box which they left
outside the barracks for seven hours
before burial. Four Americans and
»two Frenchmen carried him to the
grave. When other Americans tried
to accompany the body the guards
forced them back. The American doc
tors, however, pushed the guards
aside and ran through the cemetery
gate, getting to the grave just as the
coffin was lowered. Kohl was the
only American to be burled in a cem
etsry holding 82,000 Russians and Rou
f "Nine Russians were buried in the
t one grave with Kohl. I tied an Iden
tification disk to his wrist before bur
After the burial the Germans
•tuck up a cross which read : "Nine
Russians, one American."
Ail Because One of Their Comrade#
Knew a Whole Lot About
j i
Paris.—There are few people who
chn understand the temperamental
disposition of a mule, much less cope
« ■> with It. Corporal Bert L. Jennings,
Jr., of the Marine corps could do both.
As a consequence he and Sergeant
Claude A. filler were able to furnish
an exhausted battalion of men with
' hot coffee and give them strength to
clinch their victory in the Ohateau
Thlerry sector.
It wag on a night near the end of
f ? the war , that Jennings and Miller
braved the torrent of a German bar
rage and drove two carts of water
and hot coffee through the clouds of
poison gas and bursting shells to the
Second battalion of the Fifth marines,
who were holding a section of Belleau
wood against a terrific German coun
They brought the first load through
safely and were about to return for
more when a shell fragment cut the
harness of one of the mules and he
escaped. Jennings started In pursuit
but the animal seemed to fear him and
would not let him approach. Then the
freckle-faced farm lad from Wiscon
sin realized that It was his gas mask
that frightened the mule. Despite the
poisonous gas heavy about him, he
drew a 'deep breath, jerked the mask
from his face and approached the ani
mal, which Immediately recognised
and submitted to control. Then
be replaced his mask and the corporal
and aergeant continued to carry out
S their perilous mission.
" New Jersey Shore Farms Take Big
Jump in Value Since Pro
ject Started.
Shrewsbury, N. J. —Owners of farms
along the shore having marl under the
soil are being offered big acreage
prices for their land, It is said, by com
panies organized to mine the marl for
the potash It contains.
The war cut off the potash supply
from Germany and the quantity that
was stored In this country has been
exhausted. A satisfactory process has
been found to extract the potash and
make it cost much less than has here
tofore been paid for it abroad.
Some of the farms are bringing hun
dreds of dollars an acre. The Charles
McOue form, near here, of 40 acres,
sold for $21,000.
Georgia Man Has Formula Which He
Says Will Get Maximum Warmth
From Fuel.
Decatur, Qa.—The following for
mula for gelling the maximum
amount of heat out of coal Is by L. F.
First, get the coal.
Put three pounds of soda or saler
atus In four gallons of water. Dis
solve and sprinkle over coal in suf
ficient quantity to leave same frosted,
when solution evaporates.
If the coal does not now burn bright
er and give off more heat there is
een» «th in g the matter with the soda .
Under False Name Cousin of
King of Italy Serves as
Not Even th# Officers Know at First
That Youngster Who Showed ftuoti
Reckless Courage Was of
Royal Blood.
Rome.—The Gazzatta dl Torino, tell
ing about the count of Saleml, cousin
of the king of Italy, recalls how he
fought In the beginning of the war In
Val d'Assa under the false name of
Maximilian Mombello. Nobody, not
even the officers, knew at first that the
vigorous youngster, so good and mild
of temperament, so magnificent In hla
reckless courage, was Prince Umborte,
count of Saleml.
The hour of danger found him calm,
serene, sure of himself, like a veteran
Alpino. His own comrades, always
tried In the most daring feats, wore
amazed at his deeds of valor. When
they praised him Corporal Maximilian
Mombello would answer with a proud
am a special corpo
ral." His manner quickly won him the
friendship and favor of all, from tlM
soldiers to the officers.
Count Starts a School.
The count of Saleml found a wag,
even under fire, to start a school for
the illiterate. The pupils attended Will
ingly, for the instructor, Oerporal
Maximilian Mombello, was in truth
genial—patient to a fault, happg,
learned and, above all, generous In re
warding the studious at the close of
the lessons. A draught of wine, a por
tion of bread were ready for all In his
trench ration. His greatest Joy was
on the arrival of the mall in the eve
ning. If the enemy permitted, he de
voted himself to reading and writing
letters. He was often surprised, moved
or disturbed by the letter he received
or sent—a letter from his mother or to
his mother.
One day, however, It leaked out
among the officers that Mombello was
the Prince Salem! of royal blood. It
was passed along to the stupefied sol
'Yes," the
"What of It?" The
answer reassured the soldiers.
Promoted to Captaincy.
Although Maximilian Mombello came
to be known again as the count of
Saleml, a prince of the royal house of
Savoy, he remained their corporal ; and
he continued to be till the day when
he was promoted, to become later a
lieutenant and a captain of bombar
He died from pneumonia at the front
among his devoted soldiers Just be
fore the end of hostilities. He had
just been promoted and commanded
a bombarding battery of the army of
the Grappa.
Although a son of Prince Amadeo
and the Princess Letltla of Savoy-Bo
naparte, the young count, who waa
twenty-seven, enlisted at the outbreak
of the war as a simple soldier in the
Catania light cavalry. He was In the
war zone for three years, took part la
several Important actions and won a
silver medal of valor by heroic con
dlers. "What?" they asked him.
you a royal highness?"
count answered.
High Wages Have Disastrous Effect
on Immature Boyt of Beattie,
Bays Dector.
Seattle, Wash.—High wages ha a re
sult of the great demand for labor In
shipyards a
trous effect on the youth of the city,
according to Dr. LUlburn Merrill, chief
diagnostician of the Juvenile court
here. He says :
"The moat significant fact observed
during the last year Is the had social
effect high wages have had on Imma
ture boys of fourteen to seventeen
years of age, who have been employed
In shipyards. Time and again we have
been appealed to by fathers anä moth
ers who have lost control of their sods
and Investigation has shown that the
trouble started when the boys received
their first big pay check."
Deserter" Carried Ten
'Citations for Bravery
Streator, Ill—W rongly ticket
ed at New York, William B.
Smith was reported to relatives
here as an army deserter. He re
cently returned home disclosing
the error. Smith had ten cita
tions for bravery
rhe Croix de Guerre.
imong them
Kills Big Gray Wolf.
New Marlboro, Mass.—While Game
Warden Dav*« was covering his pre
serve he came on a big gray timber
wolf In the act of devouring a large
goose. Davis killed the wolf. It was
the first timber wolf killed In the
Berkshire Hills In more than twenty
Ends Life in Furnace.
Boston, Mass.—Putting his head and
shoulders Into a glowing furnace, Sim
on Hassell, lodger at Mariner's Home,
ended his life. He was burned beyond
all recognition.
HELENA.—Jimtown, once a thriv
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and the results you get.
made by the THU 5 !
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greater raising "force "—it goes further
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But Baking Powder is not
all you save when using Calumet. You
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powerful as the first. Calumet is per
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and is moderate in price.
You save when you buy it
You save when you use it
One trial will satisfy you of
these facts — and demonstrate beyond
doubt that "Calumet spells economy.
Your grocer sells it on a
guarantee of money back if you are
not pleased with results.
Calumet contains only such
ingredients as have been approved
mcially by theU. S. Food Authorities.
Made in largest, finest, most sanitary
baking powder factory in the world.
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ing frontier town, with hopes of rival
ing any of the other "camps" of the
gold rush days of the west, at last is
deserted as a place of human abode.
Its last inhabitant, one of the active
residents of the days when gold in
Jimtown was handled like flour, has
come—or rather has been brought—
Dick Cotter, the last of Jimtown's
citizens, although 78 years of age,
until last fall continued his prospect
ing with unabated zeal. Occasional
"pans" made him a scanty living, and
he was as indifferent to the jibes
of other prospectors of this region as
to the cruel winds ana the jagged
buttes of his lifelong home.
After a trip by rescuers to the
abandoned town, perched on the very
top of the rimrock of the Big Belt
range, one of the wildest sections of
the Rockies, Cotter has been brought
to Helena, where he is being cared for
by the county.
It was after Cotter had failed to
make his accustomed trip "to town"
that friends here became worried for
his solitary condition, and Constables
J. M. Adamson and Charles Hege
man of Helena set out, on a trip that
is a task even in the summer, to in
vestigate. Through a biting blizzard
they took an automobile as far as
they were able to follow the trail, and
then set out afoot with ropes.
The "ghost town" lay deep in
drifts. With some difficulty, they
found Cotter's cabin. The last resi-

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